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Andy Murray has played 45 matches against Argentinian players on tour but never against Federico Delbonis.

He has won 34 of them and will be favorite to make it 35 when he steps onto court on Wednesday against the 31-year-old left-hander who has lost four of his last five matches, including defeat to world No 116 Thiago Monteiro.

In Murray, he is once again facing a lower-ranked opponent – the three-time grand slam champion is currently sitting at 85 in the world while Delbonis is up at 36 – but just like when he ran into Nick Kyrgios at Indian Wells, those numbers do not reflect the ability involved.

Murray has four wins against players ranked higher than Delbonis this year and beat the world No 10 (first Hubert Hurkacz, and then Jannik Sinner) on two separate occasions last autumn. The question is not Murray’s ability but his fitness of him; Delbonis will feel unfortunate to have drawn the British player fresh in round one when he has often been a different prospect two or three matches into a tournament.

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Irrespective of how Murray goes in the Miami Open, he will be in Florida for an extended period of time.

A former French Open finalist, he has elected to skip the clay-court season in order to prepare properly for the grass-court season, and has brought back Ivan Lendl for a third spell as his coach.

The Czech former player has been running his work remotely thus far, with Mark Hilton doing the on-court work in Indian Wells and Leon Smith at the Miami Open before Lendl flies out for a pre-Wimbledon training camp in Miami.

Lendl was in Murray’s corner for all three of his grand slam triumphs and both Olympic gold medals, and the Scot hopes his returning coach can bring back some of the ruthlessness that brought him those titles.

Murray vs Delbonis

  • At your place: Wednesday 23 March
  • Time: TBC, but no earlier than 3pm GMT. Night sessions start at 11pm GMT.
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“If I look at a match like today, I had all of the opportunities really in the first set,” Murray said last week after defeat to Alexander Bublik in Indian Wells.

“I’ve not felt like I’m playing my best in those moments, maybe not making always the right decisions or sometimes holding back a bit too much or sometimes going for a little bit too much.

“That’s the thing that obviously needs to change. I just didn’t take my opportunities today and I feel that was an opportunity missed. “

He added: “I tried to do the right things at times, just was not executing them well, and that’s where, and I’ve said I really need to also spend some time on the practice court to change those things.

“Obviously winning matches and competing is important but there’s a few things that have been an issue for a period of time and I need a bit of time on the practice court to try and change that.”

Murray is expected to spend some of that time with British No 5 and Junior Wimbledon finalist Jack Draper, the 20-year-old who has been awarded a wildcard for the Miami Open, the same tournament where he made his Masters 1000 debut 12 months ago .

Draper arrived in Miami last week on the back of a 10-match unbeaten streak, having won back-to-back challenger titles in Italy last month, and will open up against French veteran Gilles Simon with British No 1 Cameron Norrie waiting in the next round.

Draper’s coach James Trotman will also be assisting with Murray’s alongside Smith, who was the 34-year-old’s coach in his teenage years.

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